Riley Graebner’s practice focuses on cross-border capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Graebner’s significant corporate representations include:

  • Nokia Corporation in its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share offer valuing Alcatel-Lucent at US$17 billion;
  • DSV A/S in its acquisition of UTi Worldwide Inc. for US$1.3 billion;
  • Merck KGaA in its acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation for US$17 billion;
  • Altimo Holdings & Investments Ltd. in its US$1.8 billion tender offer for a 48 percent stake in Orascom Telecom Holding S.A.E. and related US$3.2 billion senior loan financing; and
  • Ares Life Sciences in the acquisition of Albion Medical Holdings, Inc., including its wholly owned subsidiary GREER Laboratories, Inc., a leader in allergy immunotherapy in the United States.

Mr. Graebner’s high-yield representations include:

  • Stena AB in its US$350 million high-yield offering of 5.75% senior secured notes due 2024 and US$650 million term loan;
  • LM Group Holding A/S in its issuance of senior secured notes as well as its subsequent consent solicitation and issuance of green bonds;
  • TMF Group Holding B.V. in its (i) offering of €405 million in floating-rate senior secured notes and €175 million fixed-rate senior notes, and (ii) additional offering of €65 million in floating-rate senior secured notes and €20 million fixed-rate senior notes;
  • Zobele Holding S.p.A. in its offering of senior secured notes; and
  • HellermannTyton Finance PLC in its offering of high-yield bonds and subsequent IPO.

Mr. Graebner’s other capital markets representations include:

  • Marine Harvest ASA in its listing on the New York Stock Exchange;
  • Doughty Hanson in its disposal of Balta to Lone Star Funds through a dual track process; and
  • Doughty Hanson in its disposal of Eurofiber for €875 million to Antin Infrastructure Partners through a dual track process.

Mr. Graebner also has advised BHP Billiton, TORM A/S and Central European Distillation Corporation in connection with U.S. securities law matters.



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2010
  • B.A., Brown University, 2002


  • New York


  • Law Clerk, Hon. Jane A. Restani, U.S. Court of International Trade (2010-2012)

Riley Graebner